22 Jan 2020

Niue Fresh loses six weeks of production due to cyclone

From , 6:04 am on 22 January 2020

A commercial vegetable grower in Niue is angry at the lack of warning about Cyclone Tino.

Niue was one of a number of Pacific states that felt the effects of the sometimes category three storm at the weekend. 

James Douglas' Niue Fresh hydroponics farm was battered by 100km/hr winds and plenty of rain. 

Mr Douglas says when there's a major storm threat his business is reliant on the advice from the National Disaster Management Office, but, he says, this never came.

Vegetables grown by Niue Fresh, a new hydroponics company on Niue

Niue Fresh produce (file photo). Photo: RNZI/Sally Round